Cartographer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Evaluates imagery options for GIS base layer updates and annual compliance purposes, which include, but are not limited to, satellite, direct digital, multi-spectral and temporal in a variety of resolutions and formats.
  • Develops new procedures, practices and techniques in resolving problems where precedents are not applicable for digital cartographic products.
  • Develops procedures for creation of indices, status graphics, data themes and graphs.
  • Identifies and evaluates data sources for GIS applicability in their use in web services to support base layer mapping, compliance work, disaster support, and map products in accordance with national standards and agency guidelines.
  • Troubleshoots problems and offers solutions to technical problems that involve data formats, data conversions, data integration and manipulation, web service delivery, data and image analysis, and so forth.
  • Revises agency cartographic standards and specifications.
  • Prepares, stores, merges, manipulates and analyzes raster, vector, and terrain data.
  • Presents at professional conferences and meetings on a variety of technical and programmatic subject matter.
  • Prepares articles for professional journals and newsletters; develops brochures and pamphlets; and display materials for distribution, training and presentation.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.


Qualifications

Basic Education Requirement: Degree: cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites). -OR-

Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Evaluation of Experience: Applicants whose experience in cartography was in the Federal service may have gained this experience by working in an occupational series other than GS-1370. Occupations in which experience may have been gained include Geography, GS-150; Civil Engineering, GS-810; General Physical Science, GS-1301; Geodesy, GS-1372; and Land Surveying, GS-1373. (TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. MULTIPLE TRANCRIPTS MAY BE COMBINED INTO ONE DOCUMENT. FAILURE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.) -AND-

In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11:
At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent private sector experience. This experience includes activities such as utilizing geographic information technology to assist with technology development, transfer, and support, in GIS, Global Positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, spatial analysis, elevation program and geospatial database management.

TIME IN GRADE GS-11: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level, GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent private sector experience. This experience includes activities such as researching and evaluating software, hardware, processes and methodologies to improve efficiency of GIS-related solutions, which may include: indexing, image compression, image and data analysis, classification, remote sensing, digitizing, data management, metadata development, aerial compliance, data conversion, digital cameras, mobile devices for data collection and viewing, global positioning systems, and web-based data and service delivery.

TIME IN GRADE GS-12: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level, GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

  • Degree: cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to, cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical and geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equivalent college-level courses as prerequisites).

    or
  • Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


  • Additional information

    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP or RPL eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
    • Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.
    • This position is being concurrently announced under Delegated Examining Announcement Number FPAC-23-11787741-DE-RJ. This announcement is open to all qualified candidates. Applying to both announcements may expand the possibilities of consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. See the above announcement for more information.
    • If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
    • This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.
    • For Washington, DC, this is a AFSCME Bargaining Unit position.
    • For Kansas City, MO, this is a NTEU Bargaining Unit position.
    • For St. Louis, MO and Ft Worth, TX this is a AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
    • Recruitment incentives may be authorized. Relocation reimbursement is not included.